The kitchen is the centre of every household. It’s a place for cooking, for entertaining and for family. With countless hours spent in this space, it should be a place you love. When planning your next kitchen — whether it’s a new home or a renovation — MCK Kitchens and Bath is a great place to start.
MCK is a family company, run by Mike Ryan, his wife Michelle and their son, Jonathon. In business for almost 30 years, Ryan says when they first started back in 1989, the timing was perfect for a company such as his.
“We’ve gone from a two-man shop to 35-40 people on staff. The company has become one of the most successful cabinet manufacturer and retailers in the province.”
MCK recently purchased the former IMP building in Burnside and moved everything under one roof, closing its other showrooms.
“The move was for simplicity and efficiency, it just made more sense,” says Ryan. By having everything in the new 22,000 sq. ft. building, he says customers can get a better idea of what they offer. The space was completely renovated and the showroom — the largest kitchen and bath showroom in Nova Scotia — has dozens of displays in a wide variety of styles.
Ryan says the market for kitchen cabinets is stronger than it has been in a long time, and it’s still moving in the right direction.
“If you look around, there’s a lot of new homes and multi-units. We specialize in the one-off new homes, renovations and contractor work. About 30 to 40 per cent of our overall work is working with reputable local contractors.”
MCK is a full function kitchen and bath cabinet provider, with professional designers, builders and installers. The company is involved from the beginning to the end of each project.
“We design, build, deliver and install,” says Ryan, noting that the company has been a consumer choice winner 10 years in a row. “We take the guesswork out of the projects. And we take accountability for our work. We do what we say, when we say we’ll do it. We build a beautiful product and if something goes wrong, we will send someone out immediately to fix it.”
When it comes to popular kitchen styles, Ryan says people’s tastes have changed considerably over the years.
“People aren’t afraid of colour like they used to be. We’re not seeing a lot of wood these days, but still a lot of shaker. People like a traditional cabinet with a modern look. We see a lot of hanging vanities and solid surfaces.”
The MCK showroom has thousands of choices in cabinetry, hardware and countertops, including granite and natural quartz. “About 90 per cent of homeowners will choose to put solid surface countertops in their kitchen. We have a complete area dedicated to countertops.”
MCK Kitchen & Bath
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